Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, November 09, 2015 1:32 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Will short-term interest rates rise at the Fed meeting in December? How will bond investors react?

Monday, November 02, 2015 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing isn’t gambling. Yet, investors overweight investments they think will outperform the market over time with the hope of beating a benchmark.

Monday, June 08, 2015 2:20 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Treasuries, agency bonds, municipal bonds and corporate bonds are the major U.S. bond sectors. Internationally, there is sovereign debt, corporate debt, developed, less developed and emerging market bond issuers. There’s also the distinction between short-term, intermediate-term and long-term maturities.

Monday, December 01, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Falling interest rates mean higher bond prices. It’s conceivable that the bull market in bonds isn’t quite over.

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Treasury is considering issuing a 50-year Treasury maturity.